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Townes Van Zandt died 15 years ago today

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ARETHA SILLS

on the Late Great Townes Van Zandt.

Photograph by Julie Cline
TVZ: What are you wearing?
AS: Oh! I’ve got my pajama bottoms on.
TVZ: I knew that.
AS: You knew it? How did you know that?
TVZ: I don’t know. I just know those kind of things.
AS: I have red clogs on. 
TVZ: I didn’t know that. (He laughs)
AS: I’ve got blue pajama bottoms on. 
TVZ: (Said quietly) Well, I wish I was there. That’s off the record, right?
AS: (Carefully and politely) Right.
TVZ: Are you, uh, engaged?
AS: No.
TVZ: Oh, I thought you were.
AS: No, not engaged.
TVZ: Well, you oughta be. I didn’t know that either. That was a silly thing to say. I’m just being silly.
AS: So are you kind of psychic, Townes?
TVZ: Oh yeah, big time. Much more than I want to be.
AS: What kind of things do you get?
TVZ: When people are born, what they’re doing, when your babies will be due.
AS: Maybe it’s because you’re a Pisces.
TVZ: Triple Pisces.
AS: Triple Pisces!


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